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Two suspected meth labs raided in Jamestown

JAMESTOWN – Police raided two homes Wednesday evening following an investigation into the manufacture and sales of methamphetamine at the locations, Jamestown police said today.

The Jamestown Metro Drug Task Force, made up of Jamestown and Ellicott town police, worked with the NYS Police Community Narcotics Enforcement Team in the investigation.

The State Police’s Contaminated Crime Scene Emergency Response Team conducted the first raid just before 6 p.m. at 607 Lafayette Street where police found about four ounces of meth and items used to make the drug. Beau Jones, 30, was arrested and charged with a felony counts of second-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and third-degree unlawful manufacture of methamphetamine.

Then a few minutes later, a raid was conducted on 238 Forest Ave. Richard S. Dean, 38, was arrested at the location. Investigators there found “a quantity of methamphetamine” and items associated with making the drug. Dean was charged with misdemeanor counts of seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and criminal possession of meth manufacturing material.

Both suspects were being held in city jail pending arraignment.

Members of the contaminated crime scene team wore special gear to protect them from dangerous fumes and chemicals often used in the meth-making process.